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UNDP-IC-2021-168: International Consultant- Gender Expert in the field of Security Risk Management
|Location :||Home-Based, PAKISTAN|
|Application Deadline :||24-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||10-15 working days spread over 3 months(June-August 2021)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||10-15 working days spread over 3 months(June-August 2021)|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
In 2016 the United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS) introduced Gender Considerations in Security; in November 2019 this was revised as Gender Inclusion in Security Management Manual. The manual aims to ensure that UN security risk management is; Gender Responsive, Gender Sensitive and Mainstreams Gender. In January 2021 following an ongoing initiative to attain gender parity in the UN in Pakistan and subsequent to a number of gendered security incidents the Designated Official (DO) and Security Management Team (SMT), in line with section 8.1 of the manual, ‘Safe space for discussion’ created a ‘Working Groups and Network’ for women UN personnel in Pakistan to improve the inclusion of Gender in security risk management. The initial meetings of these groups have shown that female colleagues feel that UN security risk management is not responsive nor sensitive to their concerns. At the same time the DO recommended and the SMT approved that a consultancy be conducted to review the application of the Gender Inclusion Policy in Pakistan.
A Gender Expert in the field of Security Risk Management is required to review the application of the Gender Inclusion Policy in Pakistan. The aim of the consultancy is to improve Gender Inclusion in Security Risk Management by understanding the perception of different gender groups of the performance of security risk management, reviewing both reported and non-reported incidents with a gender concern to see the performance of the system and causes of non-reporting, reviewing how gender inclusion, as described in the manual, has been included in the UN security risk management system, recommending to the DO changes to be made in policy, budget and staffing
Duties and Responsibilities
The aim of the consultancy is to improve Gender Inclusion in Security Risk Management by:
The successful candidate will perform the following tasks:
1.Summaries the perception of different gender groups of the performance of security risk management by conducting a survey of all staff, focus groups and individual interviews.
2.Review both reported and non-reported incidents with a gender concern to see how the security system prevented and responded to the incident. Such a review should look at the actions of the UNSMS and other actors. Understand causes of non-reporting of incidents. Understand the perceptions of the affected colleagues.
3.Using the gender inclusion manual as a reference, review both the documented UN security risk management system and how it operates in practice on key security processes such as security briefings, travel clearance, SSAFE training, residential surveys and hotels surveys. The review is to be both a desk review of relevant documentation such as policies, procedures, training materials and minutes and through observing key security processes whilst they are being carried out.
4.Based upon the understanding and insights achieved through the tasks above recommendations are to be prepared to improve the inclusion of gender in security risk management in Pakistan. The recommendations are to include procedure changes and include budget and staffing implications for Agencies Funds and Programmes (AFP), UNDSS and the UN shared cost budget. The recommendations should be conceived so as to ensure they will be implemented and then maintained. Recommendations should be based on demonstrated international best practice as used by the UN or from other organizations including the private sector.
5.Recommendations should be consulted with concerned staff, the ‘reference groups and network on gender considerations in security’, UN Security cell prior to presentation to the SMT and the DO.
Required Skills and Experience
3. Relevant professional experience within the UN common system would be a strong asset but not a necessary condition
4. Previous Solid Track Record of conducting Perception Surveys among different gender group
Applicants are instructed to submit their Technical and Financial proposals (along with IC Returnable Forms) as per the details provided in the Procurement Notice and IT Returnable Forms attached in this link: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=78370